Category: Courtroom

A Common Theme?

The week before last – time flies, I’ve been busy – I went on the road to cover two hearings a few hundred miles apart though in some ways alike. Both defendants were at one time coaches, and both are suspected

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Ahmed Abu Khatallah

It had been almost a year since the only suspect in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi appeared in court a couple weeks ago. Still looking very much like an Old Testament prophet, Khatallah took notes as defense lawyers

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Contempt Hearing Over Gay Marriage

There weren’t many people at the federal courthouse in Ashland, KY when I arrived this morning around seven o’clock.This couple had been there since before five. Those opposed to same-sex marriage stood on the left with their signs, while on

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Tom Brady And NFL Back In Court: Deflategate Part II

Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were back in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday after again failing to come to a settlement over Brady’s four game Deflategate suspension. Judge Richard Berman said he would therefore rule on the issue

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Tsarnaev Sentencing Sketches

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death on Wednesday. After two dozen victims and family made statements about suffering, strength, courage, and love, Tsarnaev was given the opportunity to address the court. It was the first time, except

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The Verdict Is Death For Tsarnaev

Nothing to say except I’m glad it’s over, which, of course, it isn’t. 

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A Question From The Jury, A Laugh From Tsarnaev

On the first full day of deliberations the jury had a question that so perplexed the judge and lawyers that clarification was sought before it could be answered. A first for this trial, we heard Tsarnaev laugh. While waiting for

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Closing Arguments On Tsarnaev Death Penalty

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial heard closing arguments yesterday on sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life or death. Here are the sketches.

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Dead Man Walking ?

Yesterday was a strange day, eighty degrees in the morning, fifty-five by afternoon. It was also the last day of testimony in the death penalty case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.The defense called as their final witness Sister Helen Prejean of “Dead

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The Last Of Last Week’s Sketches

Thursday was a short day at the Tsarnaev trial last week as both sides met with the judge in chambers to discuss whether and to what extent Sister Helen Prejean will be allowed to testify. For much of the time

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